This website was created to share information about the 129 schools under consideration for closing. For each school, there is demographic information about the student body, measures of school quality, stability, and capacity. Information about other schools in the area is also shown, to help families plan should their current school close.
We chose data because of availability, and how they relate to things that can affect school utilization, or quality, or both. As with most metrics, there are limitations to the data and other measures may be worth considering.
It took the SchoolCuts team many hours to pull the data together; to spare others the work, we are posting it in a Google spreadsheet.
The source code for this site is available on Github.
This project is a volunteer effort put together by a group of Chicagoans passionate about education, representing CPS Apples to Apples (in collaboration with Illinois Raise Your Hand), and the Open Data Institute.